Remedial request help

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  1. coastiefam

    coastiefam Member

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    My DS received his remedial request via snail mail from DODMERB today. It was not unexpected as he had a shoulder injury noted on his medical history.

    Short story: he injured his shoulder in a fall during his freshman year. Never dislocated or needed to be reset. Consequently had a few instances when it felt like it was popping. MRI showed a small tear and orthopedic doctor recommended physical therapy at home. DS completed it and it has now been almost 3 years with no further problems.

    At the DODMERB exam doctor noted no limitations, full range of motion.

    The remedial is an administrative one -asking for medical records of injury. We have those - as thanks to these boards - I knew to request them months ago.

    Secondly they want "information regarding the extent of your participation in athletics/recreational activities during the past year."
    What form would you recommend this take? A copy of his varsity swimming letter? Swim meet form showing his meet results? A letter from coach? And how about recreational activities? A copy of his Boy Scout climbing merit badge? Writing a letter explaining he went to USCG summer seminar and participated in PT everyday with no problems?

    Thanks for any direction here!
     
  2. Ken

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    I had the exact same injury and the same request for remedials. I sent them all my medical records of my surgery and a letter detailing everything I have been able to do pre and post surgery. Once they received the information my status went to disqualified then to pending waiver. Navy cleared me within days but still waiting on other academies.
     
  3. coastiefam

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    Thanks for your feedback and encouragement.

    Today DODMERB pronounced him DQ for "history of shoulder dislocation, subluxation, or instability."

    We provided his remedial information right away and included documentation of his current fitness - high school swimmer, climber, runner etc.

    Now I suppose all we can do is wait and pray for a waiver.
     
  4. k2rider

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    Based on our DoDMERB waiver experience, I'd say you're a lock to get a waiver and Ken's advice is dead-on. Good luck!! :biggrin:
     

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